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 25 Jan 2011
 
 

Int'l visitor to Sanctuary Cove, China boat show, Qld boaties lifeline

There's plenty to look forward to in the coming months as around the world, the marine industry looks for signs of consumer confidence and a return to spending.

In the US, UK, Europe and Middle East boat shows have brightened up the cooler months and there are more to come: Miami, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the inaugural Liverpool Boat Show, China (Shanghai) Boat Show and then the major Australian shows come in to the spotlight.

The organisers of China's premier boat show are anticipating record attendance levels and state that the event is a 'must-do' for China's growing millionaires, eager to get in to the boating lifestyle. The figures they quote are astounding: 'China ranks fourth in the world in the number of millionaires, China is currently the second global biggest luxury consuming country, and it is expected to be Number 1 in the world by 2015'. All indicators are China's appetite for boating, at all levels, will grow as this segment flourishes.

In our exclusive story this week, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (Queensland's Gold Coast May 19-22 2011), has announced today Carla Demaria, President of the highly awarded Monte Carlo Yachts, will be the special guest of this year's event. Her global insight from 25 years in the industry involved in some of Italy's most prestigious companies will be invaluable for those who deal with Europe or wish to know more about trends and new practices.

Also this week, your chance to broadcast your opinions about Australian Marine Parks. Respected TV program, 60 Minutes is filming a forum to be held at Tweed Heads Qld, 5 February. If you can make it there, the Fishing & Lifestyle Party's Keith Douglas is urging anglers and industry to attend.

World-renowned sailor and environmentalist, Ian Kiernan has plenty to say about the benefits of Marine Parks to those involved in recreational and commercial fishing.

There is an array of new products, reviews and international launches scheduled throughout 2011.

Please keep sending your views and information, and visit regularly for the latest, global industry news and features.


Jeni Bone, editor



Monte Carlo Yachts Carla Demaria guest at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Jeni Bone,
Organisers of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show are ecstatic to announce special guest, Ms Carla Demaria of Monte Carlo Yachts for this year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, 19-22 May 2011.... [more]
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China (Shanghai) International Boat Show fuelled by growing affluence
CIBS,
China (Shanghai) International Boat Show is the most comprehensive and longest established boat & yacht exhibition in China, covering displays of its whole industry chain since its launch in 1996. It's on again, 14-17 April 2011.... [more]
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95 days to go til UK's Liverpool Boat Show
Liverpool boat show,
As the launch of the inaugural Liverpool Boat Show, at historic Albert Dock, 29 April-8 May 2011, draws nearer, the city of Liverpool is fluttering with excitement, literally. The Liverpool Boat Show team, in association with Liverpool City Council, have hoisted advertising flags throughout the city. Hundreds of Liverpool Boat Show flags are fluttering amidst the city centre, with hundreds more al... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Horizon Shores offers helping hand to Boaties
Jamie Martin,
Meridien Marinas Horizon Shores are offering a lifeline to all boaties affected by the flood devastation.... [more]
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Get involved: 60 Minutes filming Marine Park Forum Tweed Heads 5 Feb
Jeni Bone,
Gold Coast and northern NSW residents are encouraged to head to Tweed Heads on 5th February around 8am/9am Tweed time, specifically the Bay St park, for a Forum hosted by Charles Woolley of the 60 Minutes TV program, to debate the pros and cons of Marine Parks.... [more]
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Ian Kiernan weighs in on Marine Park debate
Jeni Bone,
Solo sailor and Clean Up Australia (and Clean up the World) founder, Ian Kiernan AO has slammed what he calls 'Tinny politics', which he says is hampering the debate about Marine Parks.... [more]
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Do it for a cause (and touch buyers hearts, souls and loyalty)
Jeni Bone,
A recent US ad agency survey shows 'cause related marketing' is not some passing trend, but according to the respondents, men and women, linking brands to a charitable or pro-social effort is here to stay.... [more]
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Lake Nagambie fisheries research gets underway
Department of Primary Industries Vic,
Fisheries Victoria scientists have begun surveying Lake Nagambie and the anglers who fish there to determine the success of recent fish stocking. Native fish stocking was reintroduced into Lake Nagambie in 2008 when 200,000 golden perch and 100,000 Murray cod fingerlings were released.... [more]
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Sunsail Whitsundays has increased its Sailing School Rallies to four
Alex Blake,
Sunsail Sailing School's unique rallies around the Whitsundays have one new route and two new departure dates added from its base on Hamilton Island, Australia following the exceptional success of previous years.... [more]
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Gillian Hughes returns to Azzura Marine as marketing manager
Azzura Marine,
Azzura Marine, internationally recognised for constructing premium quality custom motor and sailing vessels, including high performance racing yachts, quality interiors and exterior furniture, are delighted to welcome back Gillian Hughes as Sales and Marketing Manager for the company.... [more]
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Marine Rescue Narooma and Icom Australia Team Up for DSC Awareness
Steven Cooke,
Marine Rescue Narooma, with the help of Icom Australia, has recently conducted a two-day seminar regarding VHF radio use while boating. The event, which was held from the 10th to the 11th of January 2011, was targeted towards the public who make the trek over to the seaside town of Narooma for their holidays.... [more]
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Elan 350 wins European Yacht of the Year 2011 Performance Cruiser
Gael Moldan,
Once again, Elan has taken the top prize winning the 2011 European Yacht of the Year – Class Performance Cruiser with their sensational Elan 350 , the bold step- outside- the- square and revolutionary production yacht design by the celebrated Rob Humphreys.... [more]
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Monaco Yacht Show lures visitors, virtually
Jeni Bone,
This year, the organisers of Monaco Yacht Show – the world's number one Superyacht event – have launched MYS 360, an innovative tool to bring new business to the show and ensure repeat visitation from exhibitors, industry and potential clients.... [more]
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Marine Rescue NSW 2010 – 2011 holiday period busier than ever
Marine Rescue Terrey Hills,
Marine Rescue NSW - The 2010 – 2011 summer holiday period was busier than ever, according to Terrey Hills Unit Commander Ron Woosey.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Henri Lloyd gets back on board
Zoe Williamson,
A major success story of this year's Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show is the continuation of the longstanding partnership between round the world yacht race organisers, Clipper Ventures and marine clothing specialists, Henri Lloyd.... [more]
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Rose Bay Seaplane Base renewal
Neil Patchett,
NSW Maritime has today announced approval for the redevelopment of the Rose Bay seaplane base. NSW Maritime Chief Executive Steve Dunn said the approval enables the proponent to now proceed with the redevelopment of the seaplane terminal building, adjacent to Lyne Park at Rose Bay on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Easily Negotiate the Radio Waves with the IC-M412
Steven Cooke,
Icom Australia is proud to announce the release of the IC- M412 Marine VHF Transceiver. It offers superb features at an affordable price.... [more]
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Superyacht Brisbane update: 'back to business as usual'
SYBA,
A week on from the floods that decimated parts of Brisbane, 'The River City' and its residents are courageously emerging from the disaster.... [more]
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Experts say Moreton Bay wildlife in peril following 'toxic' flood
Jeni Bone,
This week, even as king tides and more rainfall threaten to flood riverside suburbs again, a team of marine scientists has begun the meticulous task of monitoring and assessing exactly what effect last week's floods are having on the Brisbane's Moreton Bay, which is inhabited by a myriad of fish, turtle and dugong species.... [more]
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Princess Australia welcomes new team members
Creating Demand,
Alan Paterson and the team from Princess Yachts Australia are excited to announce the addition of two of the marine industry's leading big boat sales professionals to their growing team.... [more]
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Clash at the Cove on March 26 & 27 promises loads of action
Sail-World,
On March 26 and 27 at Northland's Marsden Cove, an action packed event which combines for the first time, a boat show plus power and sailing regatta, will bring a totally new dimension to marine promotion, entertainment and competition. This spectacular weekend event will include the Northland Boat Show with its own unique trademark of readily available boat trials.... [more]
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CYCA SOLAS Trusts donates $35,705 to VMR Whitsunday
Jennifer Crooks,
CYCA SOLAS has made a donation to Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) Whitsunday for $35,705 which will be used to purchase two new outboard engines for VMR1, the 9.8 metre Kevlar Cat used by VMR Whitsunday.... [more]
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The Haines Group helps keep Emergency Services afloat
Martin Beeson,
Two Haines Group vessels were temporarily inducted into the Emergency Services last week to help patrol the new flood-made waterways amongst Brisbane homes.... [more]
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Fremantle Boat Show - one month to go!
Exibit Exhibitions & Publishing,
For the sixth year running, Fremantle, the centre of WA marine industry, will host the Fremantle Boat Show, Friday 18 to Sunday 20 February 2011.... [more]
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Riviera celebrates 30th with commemorative poster
Stephen Milne, Riviera,
Riviera, Australia's most awarded pleasure boat builder has marked yet another major milestone celebrating its 30 year anniversary by releasing a limited edition commemorative poster.... [more]
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Multihull Solutions to showcase catamarans at 2011 Fremantle Boat Show
Kate Elkington,
Multihull Solutions will present two of the world's most popular sailing catamarans at the 2011 Fremantle Boat Show from 18-20 February - the Fountaine Pajot's new Mahe 36 Evolution and Lipari 41.... [more]
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Floating ship city to cost $1.1bn
Media Services,
Hitting headlines all over the world, a $1.1bn floating folly recreating the landmarks of Monaco has captured people's attention and ire.... [more]
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42nd Dusseldorf Boat Show - Riviera's 5000SY takes the stage
Stephen Milne,
Riviera, Australia's most awarded pleasure boat builder will for the first time showcase its spectacular new 5000 Sport Yacht at the Dusseldorf 42nd International Boat Show held this weekend. With four Riviera Dealers attending the show from Italy, France, Spain and Croatia and an impressive stand Riviera is optimistic of positive results at Germany's premier boat show.... [more]
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Bavaria 40 Sport Announcement
Stephen Hosking,
Bavaria Yachts are back into the performance market with the release of the Sport-Option Package added to its recently released Farr Yacht Design Cruiser 40. The Bavaria 40 Sport Package is aimed at sailors who want more performance without compromising on comfort.... [more]
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Aqualuma assists with fundraising for Qld flood appeal
AIMEX-Aqualuma,
In the wake of the devastating Queensland floods Aqualuma will donate $10.00 for every 'Underwater Light' sold worldwide in the first qtr. of 2011 (through 31st March 2011).... [more]
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America's Cup: AC45 ticks all the boxes on just her second day out
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World was very privileged to get a look at the new AC45 sailing on the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf, in conditions that were testing - a 20kts SW breeze, gusting to 26kts. It was very hard, or impossible to find fault with the AC45, which turned in a remarkable performance by any standard and particularly for a multihull.... [more]
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Marine Qld fund for flood-affected businesses
Marine Qld,
Marine Queensland extends its thanks to all who have been in contact with offers to assist members affected by last week's flood events and urges industry to donate to its fund to support flood-affected businesses.... [more]
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Smooth water ahead for the Whitsunday Boat & Leisure Show
Dalwyn McErlane,
Come to the Whitsundays to exhibit your products at the Whitsunday Boat & Leisure Show - 2011... [more]
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Are sharks colour blind? Should swim shorts and wet suits all be pale?
Springer Science+Business Media,
Are sharks colour blind? - Sharks are unable to distinguish colors, even though their close relatives rays and chimaeras have some color vision, according to new research by Dr. Nathan Scott Hart and colleagues from the University of Western Australia and the University of Queensland in Australia. And this leads to the question - should the underside of surfboards be pale blue along with swimming... [more]
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Furuno to distribute WASSP into key markets
Freddy Foote,
New Zealand's Electronic Navigation Ltd (ENL) has signed a distribution agreement that will see it's Wide Angle Sonar Seafloor Profiler (WASSP) distributed by Furuno Electric Co., Ltd into UK/Ireland, USA, China, Spain, South Korea and Japan.... [more]
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First Hyundai SeasAll powerplants hit NZ waters
Freddy Foote,
The first of Hyundai SeasAll's highly developed range of powerful Common Rail diesel marine engines have been installed in New Zealand.... [more]
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Mallory Marine catalogue ready for distribution by All Marine Spares
All Marine Spares,
All Marine Spares is pleased to announce the 'Mallory Marine Products' 2011 Catalogue has arrived and is ready for distribution to the marine mechanical trade nationally.... [more]
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Dealer Connections at 2011 Miami Boat Show & Strictly Sail
NMMA,
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has announced the launch of Dealer Connections at the 2011 Miami international Boat Show and Strictly Sail Miami, a new initiative created to bring dealers and manufacturers together to forge new relationships and build business.... [more]
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70th Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail
Show Management,
The 70th annual Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami, one of the world's largest boating events, returns February 17-21, 2011, showcasing thousands of the newest powerboats, sailboats, engines, electronics and marine accessories from more than 2,000 leading manufacturers from around the world.... [more]
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Korea Yacht and Boat changes dates, and ups determination
Jeni Bone,
Yacht and Boat Korea has changed the dates of its event to 4-8 May 2011, adding one more day to the program and beefing up the offering for industry with conference, speakers and networking opportunities.... [more]
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Melbourne International Boat Festival: Yachtshare offers two new boats
Imprint Media,
Syndicated yacht ownership pioneer Yachtshare Victoria will market two new boats during the Melbourne International Boat and Lifestyle Festival in February.... [more]
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